The Summer in the City Festival committee is counting down the days to the fourth annual Summer of the City. This year’s event takes place June 16 and 17 and promises a jam packed two days of activities.
Amid tons of local entertainment, the crowds will be entertained by Jason Petric, McKenzie Road, Jason Kirkness and Quinton Blair are opening for country sensations Doc Walker on Friday night.
“I grew up loving Doc Walker,“ stated Petric, who is excited to be opening for Doc Walker. “The first time I saw them was at the grand opening of the MTS Centre, and I’ve been front row at a handful of their shows ever since. I’m gonna be a very proud Manitoban that day. Rocket Girl is my Mom’s favourite song.”
The next night Dormant Ember, Corny “Elvis” Rempel, Mike Burnard, The Cracked Egg Shell and Jordan St.Cyr will open for former Guess Who frontman Burton Cummings on June 16.
St. Cyr is also honoured to be opening for one of his classic favourites.
“I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to share the stage with someone like Burton Cummings,“ added St. Cyr. “His career has spanned decades with songs that have shaped the musical landscape we live in today. It will definitely be a highlight for my band and I to have had this privilege.”
Tickets for both evening shows are available at Earls Meat Market, MTS Connect and Safeway in Steinbach.
The first Summer in the City Festival came together in 2009 as a celebration of Arts and Culture. Now in its fourth year, that commitment from the City of Steinbach, volunteers and local business is stronger than ever.
Nearly 30 local performers and groups will play on the Prudential Main Stage this June. In addition the committee is excited for the growth in visual arts, with a new Artists in the City Courtyard being planned. And, festival-goers will get a glimpse of the diverse food, dance and people of the area with the introduction of Cultures in the City sponsored by Hylife.
The Steinbach Chamber of Commerce and businesses throughout Steinbach are also hosting the second annual Sales in the City, Thursday through Saturday. There will be multicultural performers and food, the Wonder Shows midway, and entertainment for children.